Another week, another instalment of Skincare Sunday – this week I’m sharing my thoughts on one of my most loved cleansers – the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel.
Dubbed an illuminating cleanser, this non-foaming gel is an absolute dream product to use for me. It’s one of the few that I have repurchased numerous times and at £28 a pop, it’s not the cheapest cleanser that I own, but I really feel it’s worth it.
Firstly, I love the slick, simple white packaging. It feels luxurious and sturdy with a pump dispenser that dispenses just the right amount of the peachy toned gel to cleanse my entire face. My only gripe is the fact that is downright impossible to know when the product is likely to run out. However, I love the cleanser enough that I always try to have a back up to hand regardless, so I can live with that gripe…
Given the ingredients list, I tend to use this cleanser as my second evening cleanser following make up removal as it seems a shame to let them go to waste by simply rubbing old make up around my face. I find when I use this as a second cleanse, any residual dirt and grime is cleansed away leaving my skin feeling super fresh and clean.
The gel contains pumpkin enzymes to deeply cleanse pores without irritation as well as helping break down the bonds that tie dead skin cells to the face. Vitamins C and E help improve the appearance of dull, damaged skin while magnesium and Vitamin B2 promotes the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
One pump is enough for the entire face. The scent of rose and chamomile is noticeable from the outset and a joy for me personally. It feels very spa-like and I really enjoy working this into my skin by giving myself a nice facial massage for a few minutes to really let the ingredients get to work.
As the gel is massaged into the face, the consistency adapts to a balm then to an oil like texture, making it easier to spread and work into the skin. Directions say to apply this to dry skin, wet finger tips and continue massaging. Upon contact with water, the oil turns milky and gives a very slight lather allowing for a deep, but gentle cleansing experience.
Once removed, my skin feels instantly nourished, soft and refreshed without that tight, stripped feeling that some cleansers can leave behind. I can also see an instant improvement in my skin’s radiance.
The gel is really good for those of you who worry about pigmentation, acne scarring, dull skin and dry, oily or combination skin. Covers a lot of bases right?
If you are in the market for a predominantly natural cleanser that actually does something more than remove make up/grime, then I highly recommend this.
What is your favourite cleanser to use?